Registration for the seventh edition of the Okpekpe international 10km Road Race has been officially declared opened, as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) had confirmed Saturday May 25 date for the first and only IAAF silver label road race in Nigeria nay West Africa.
For the second year running, the race is the only IAAF silver Label Road Race in Africa listed in the January to May calendar of road races released by the IAAF and AIMS.
“As the only road race in West Africa with a silver label status and the only one certified by AIMS in the sub-region of Africa, it is thus expected that we would be listed in the calendar of both the IAAF and AIMS,” said race spokesman, Dare Esan.
Esan also revealed that registration of intending runners is officially on and it is opened to all categories of runners.
“The race is not only for professional athletes who want to run for the prize monies on offer or to improve on their times for ranking purposes. It is also opened to people who want to run for fun or for charity,” he added and revealed how intending runners can be registered.
“For quick and easy registration, intending runners for all categories can download the tracking application launched for the race in 2017 or visit the website www.okpekperoadrace.com to register. “We are delighted to announce that intending runners at the seventh edition of the race can also use our tracking application to register for the race,” said Esan.